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Commonweal Theatre’s Student Matinee Series ready for Fall 2013


Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company announces the Student Matinee Series for the upcoming 2013 fall school semester. This program reaches more than 2,000 regional students and teachers a year as part of Commonweal Theatre’s goal that every student from the area will have had the opportunity to attend live, professional theatre at least once by the time they graduate high school.

At a cost of only $5 per student, Commonweal welcomes classes to attend a full production in Lanesboro at a specially scheduled matinee. The experience begins with teachers receiving a comprehensive study guide for their students which includes a plot synopsis, discussion of themes, background information about the play and playwright, and sample questions for discussion. Enhancement videos are also paired with the study guide. Commonweal artists also visit schools and lead a workshop in the classroom with students about the performance the students are about to see and how it relates to their curriculum. Every student matinee performance also includes a post-performance discussion with members of the cast, where students can ask questions about the show or life in the theatre in general.

This coming fall, the Commonweal offers a wide range of productions, specifically encouraging teachers to bring their classes to the literary adventure Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. Featuring a story spun together from of a number of tales about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous detective, this adventure follows Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in a thrilling chase as they face off against archenemy Professor Moriarty. Matinees to Sherlock Holmes are offered through the month of October and are a great experience for students of all ages!

Also this fall, Commonweal will present The Memory of Water —a moving and often hilarious tale of family, love and loss as three sisters return to their childhood home to celebrate their mother’s life, all the while searching for the secret of a happy future buried within childhood memories.

Students can celebrate the holidays with a charming comedy about a 1939 Atlanta family, The Last Night of Ballyhoo. The classic film Gone with the Wind is set to première, rumors of war abound, but the real concern is who is taking whom to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season.

Commonweal’s Student Matinee Series is underwritten by F&M Community Bank of Preston and .....
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ExpoCulinaria, a lip-smackig event - you be the Judge

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Arts & Culture

By Team ExpoCulinaria Saturday, September 7 is circled on calendars and hungry culinary fans are getting their tickets early for the 2013 ExpoCulinaria—an experience of taste in Rushford, Minn. Relished from the sellout success of 2012, ExpoCulin ..... 
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Motown theme for “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Motown is the theme for the upcoming “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, held on Friday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn. Michelle Lynn will provide pre-show music beginning at 7:10 p.m. Damon Prestem ..... 
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Lanesboro Barn Dance to be held in August

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Barn Dance will present another chance to kick up your heels on Saturday August 10 at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, Minn. Starting time is 8:00 PM and admission is $7 at the door. Although it’s good to know right from left ..... 
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Documentary Film The 11th Hour and Events with Author Shawn Otto

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Author Shawn Otto will be in town for events in conjunction with the upcoming Third Friday Film Series film on Friday, August 16, 2013. Events start at 5 p.m. at the Lanesboro Public Library, where Shawn will do a presentation, ..... 
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A Taste of Iowa in Rushford

By Sara Pecinovsky

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Arts & Culture

By Sara Pecinovsky Being home from college, I try to connect back with a few friends from home to catch up on our lives. A couple weeks ago, I asked a dear friend of mine to accompany me to check out the Rushford Days celebration. I had a plan to a ..... 
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A Taste of Iowa in Rushford

By Sara Pecinovsky

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Sara Pecinovsky Being home from college, I try to connect back with a few friends from home to catch up on our lives. A couple weeks ago, I asked a dear friend of mine to accompany me to check out the Rushford Days celebration. I had a plan to a ..... 
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Rushford Days 2013 was “the place to be seen” last week

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Arts & Culture

By Barb Jeffers The City of Rushford, Minn. was definitely the place to be seen the week of July 15-23, 2013 for a person looking for a good time. The week began with the Queen Pageant in the high school gymnasium on Monday, July 15. The results of ..... 
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Rushford Days 2013 was “the place to be seen” last week

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Barb Jeffers The City of Rushford, Minn. was definitely the place to be seen the week of July 15-23, 2013 for a person looking for a good time. The week began with the Queen Pageant in the high school gymnasium on Monday, July 15. The results of ..... 
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